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Athletic Coaching Minor

Minor Requirements
PED 305First Aid: Responding to Emergencies3
or PED 306 Sport Safety Training
or PED 385 Athletic Training
PED 310Principles and Administration of Coaching2
PED 317Principles of Strength Training and Conditioning2-3
or PED 318 Principles of Aerobic Training
PED 352Fitness and Sports Nutrition3
PED 374Psychology of Sport3
Select four courses from the following: 18-10
Coaching and Officiating of Football
Coaching and Officiating of Basketball
Coaching and Officiating of Baseball and Softball
Coaching and Officiating of Track and Field
Coaching and Officiating of Volleyball
Coaching and Officiating of Wresting
Coaching and Officiating of Soccer
Methods of Teaching Lifetime Activities for Secondary Physical Education
Concepts of Sport Activities
Concepts of Dance and Gymnastics
Sociocultural Aspects of Sport and Physical Activity
Practicum in Physical Education
Children's Lifetime Sports Academy Practicum
Total Credit Hours21-24

NOTE: The HPER department may require of their students in major and minor programs of study that are enrolled in certain classes that will be going out for applied learning experiences, internship and/or practicums to obtain at their cost an appropriate professional conduct, background checks, and fingerprinting. This requirement is to be completed before HPER students engage with students, clients and all other participants in their programs.

Graduation Requirements

  1. Have a valid and declared major on file (minors cannot be awarded in the same areas as the major, emphasis or concentration).
  2. Earn a minimum of 3 credit hours beyond the major, emphasis, concentration and general studies requirements.
  3. Earn a grade of C or higher in all minor coursework.
  4. Earn a minor GPA of at least 2.0.
 

Childhood Studies Minor

Missouri Western State University offers an interdisciplinary minor in childhood studies. This minor is intended for those students who have child-related emphases in their major disciplines, such as juvenile delinquency, child psychology, or pediatrics or for those who simply wish to learn more about the subject of childhood.  The minor will also provide a foundation of study for those students who intend to go on to professional or graduate school in order to study in child-related areas. This minor does not provide students with certification to teach in the state of Missouri.

Each student interested in this minor should discuss with his or her major academic advisor which courses best fit that student's discipline and concentration area as well as which general studies courses need to be chosen to satisfy prerequisites. Minor declaration forms shall be kept on file by the Director of Childhood Studies.

To insure that the minor is a truly interdisciplinary experience, at least three disciplines must be represented with no more than nine hours coming from any one discipline:

Minor Requirements
Select eighteen credit hours from the following:18
Family, Community, and Schools: Partnering for Young Children 1
Psychology and Education of the Exceptional Child 2
Collaborating with Parents and Families
Literature for Adolescents
Literature for Children
Domestic Relations
Introduction to Juvenile Justice
Juvenile Law and Procedures
Maternal/Newborn Nursing 5
Pediatric Nursing 5
Child Growth and Motor Development
Child/Adolescent Psychology 3
Life-Span Developmental Psychology
Child Psychopathology and Exceptionalities 4
The Family
Family and Child Welfare
Theatre for Children and Youth
Internship: Relevant field experience/practicum/internship through any academic department 6
Relevant Special Topics Course offered through any academic department 6
Relevant Independent Study arranged with any full-time faculty member 6
Total Credit Hours18

Graduation Requirements

  1. Have a valid and declared major on file (minors cannot be awarded in the same areas as the major, emphasis or concentration).
  2. Earn a minimum of 3 credit hours beyond the major, emphasis, concentration and/or general studies requirements.
  3. Earn a minor GPA of at least 2.0.

Gender and Power Studies Minor

Missouri Western State University offers an interdisciplinary minor in Gender and Power Studies. This minor is intended for those students who have interest in social justice issues and want to learn about the complexities inherent in systems of power (race, class, gender, sexuality, and ability among others). This minor is intended for students who have concentrations in their major disciplines, such as communication, political science, psychology, sociology, or for those who wish to learn more about the complex issues regarding gender and power. The minor will also provide a foundation of study for those students who intend to go on to professional or graduate school in order to study in these areas.

Each student interested in the minor should discuss with his or her major academic advisor which courses best fit that student’s discipline and concentration area as well as which general studies courses need to be chosen to satisfy prerequisites. Students enrolled in the Gender and Power Studies minor will also be assigned an advisor from the Gender and Power Studies Committee. Minor declaration forms will be kept on file by the Director of Gender and Power Studies.

Gender and Power Studies minor requires 18 credits in at least three disciplines with no more than nine hours coming from any one discipline.

Minor Requirements
Select eighteen credit hours from the following:18
Interpersonal Communication
Intercultural Communication
Communicating Intimacy
Multicultural Education
Domestic Relations
Civil Rights Law
Victimology
Human Sexuality
Contemporary Political Philosophy
Topics in Ethical Theory
Gender and Politics
Psychology of Gender
Cross-Cultural Psychology
Social Inequality and Stratification: Class, Power and Wealth
The Family
Racial and Ethnic Relations
Family and Child Welfare
Internship: Relevant field experience/practicum/internship arranged through any academic department. 1
Relevant Special Topics Course offered through any academic department. 1
Relevant Independent Study arranged with any full-time faculty member. 1
Total Credit Hours18

For more courses designated as GAP, please contact the faculty member who coordinates the Gender and Power Studies program.

Graduation Requirements

  1. Have a valid and declared major on file (minors cannot be awarded in the same areas as the major, emphasis or concentration).
  2. Earn a minimum of 3 credit hours beyond the major, emphasis, concentration and/or general studies requirements.
  3. Earn a minor GPA of at least 2.0.

Leadership Minor

Missouri Western State University offers an interdisciplinary minor in Leadership Studies. This minor is a multidisciplinary field of study that concentrates on leadership in the context of human environment (organizational, personal, educational, family, etc.). The minor provides a foundation for understanding the qualities and characteristics of good leaders in different settings.

Students interested in minoring in Leadership Studies should discuss this with their major academic advisor to decide on the best fit area of concentration. Minor declaration forms shall be kept on file by the Director of Leadership Studies. 

Minor Requirements
Core Leadership Courses:
LDR 140Introduction to Leadership3
LDR 420Leadership Practicum3
PHL 230Ethics3
LAT 335Introduction to Mediation3
or LAT 430 Conflict Management
Students must complete at least 9 credit hours from one of the following areas of concentration:9
Communication Leadership
Presentational Communication
Introduction to Strategic Communication
Small Group Communication
Organizational Communication
Crisis and Risk Communication
Business/Management Leadership
Entrepreneurship I
Business Communications
Organizational Behavior
Organizational Theory, Design and Change Management
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Community Leadership
Introduction to Strategic Communication
Crisis and Risk Communication
Community Health
Human Behavior and the Social Environment I
Public Administration
Social Problems
Student Leadership
Interpersonal Communication
Public Administration
Selected Topics in Leadership Studies
Student Leadership Independent Project
Social Psychology
Diversity Leadership
Intercultural Communication
Cross-Cultural Psychology
Psychology of Gender
Social Problems
Racial and Ethnic Relations
Military Leadership
Leadership Practicum
Introduction to the Army and Critical Thinking
Leadership Practicum
Adaptive Leadership and Professional Competence
Leadership Practicum
Leadership and Decision Making
Leadership Practicum
Army Doctrine and Team Building
Total Credit Hours21

Graduation Requirements

  1. Have a valid and declared major on file (minors cannot be awarded in the same areas as the major, emphasis or concentration).
  2. Earn a minimum of 3 credit hours beyond the major, emphasis, concentration and/or general studies requirements.
  3. Earn a minor GPA of at least 2.0.

Recreation Sport Management Minor

Minor Requirements
RSM 220Introduction to Recreation and Sport Management3
RSM 323Program Planning in Recreation and Sport3
RSM 325Law for the Recreation and Sport Practitioner2
RSM 424Organization and Administration of Recreation and Sport Agencies3
RSM 480Practicum in Recreation and Sport2
PED 305First Aid: Responding to Emergencies3
or PED 306 Sport Safety Training
Select a minimum of six credit hours from the following:6-8
Philosophy and Leadership in Recreation and Sport Management
Instructor of Initiatives
Facility Management in Recreation and Sport
Marketing in Recreation and Sport
Travel and Tourism Development in Recreation and Sport
Entrepreneurship in Recreation and Sport
Introduction to Sport Governance
Total Credit Hours22-24

NOTE: The HPER department may require of their students in major and minor programs of study that are enrolled in certain classes that will be going out for applied learning experiences, internship and/or practicums to obtain at their cost an appropriate professional conduct, background checks, and fingerprinting. This requirement is to be completed before HPER students engage with students, clients and all other participants in their programs.

Graduation Requirements

  1. Have a valid and declared major on file (minors cannot be awarded in the same areas as the major, emphasis or concentration).
  2. Earn a minimum of 3 credit hours beyond the major, emphasis, concentration and general studies requirements.
  3. Earn a grade of C or higher in all minor coursework.
  4. Earn a minor GPA of at least 2.0.

Wellness Minor

With renewed interest in the health of the nation, burgeoning health costs, and recent developments in preventative and remedial strategies for a variety of lifestyle-related diseases (heart disease, obesity, cancer, osteoporosis, and sexually transmitted diseases), there is a growing need for individuals trained in the field of wellness. A minor in wellness could be especially helpful for students majoring in nursing, recreation sport management, psychology, biology (pre-medicine or pre-physical therapy), or management, or for students who wish to self-implement a wellness program.

Minor Requirements
BIO 250Anatomy and Physiology5
PED 304Physiology of Exercise3
Select a minimum of ten credit hours from the following:10
Drug Education
Kinesiology
Principles of Strength Training and Conditioning
Principles of Aerobic Training
Exercise Prescription for Special Populations
Fitness and Sports Nutrition
Applied Nutrition
Psychology of Exercise
Psychology of Sport
Community Health
Graded Exercise Testing
Personal and Environmental Health
Practicum in Physical Education
Health Psychology/Stress Management
Total Credit Hours18

NOTE: The HPER department may require of their students in major and minor programs of study that are enrolled in certain classes that will be going out for applied learning experiences, internship and/or practicums to obtain at their cost an appropriate professional conduct, background checks, and fingerprinting. This requirement is to be completed before HPER students engage with students, clients and all other participants in their programs.

Graduation Requirements

  1. Have a valid and declared major on file (minors cannot be awarded in the same areas as the major, emphasis or concentration).
  2. Earn a minimum of 3 credit hours beyond the major, emphasis, concentration and general studies requirements.
  3. Earn a grade of C or higher in all minor coursework.
  4. Earn a minor GPA of at least 2.0.
 

Our minors help you explore your interests and further develop your career goals. With five minors, we offer a range of studies so you can enhance your studies with a specialization. Or, pursue secondary interests while you complete your studies.

Are you ready to declare a minor? Download, sign and submit the form to the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Department.

Declaring a Minor
A student cannot get a minor in the same area as their major, emphasis, or concentration. Minor coursework must consist of a minimum of four credit hours beyond the student’s major, emphasis, concentration, and general studies requirements.

Requirements for All Minors
To be awarded a minor, an overall GPA of at least 2.0 must be earned in the required minor coursework unless a higher standard is noted for a specific minor program. The same course in a degree minor may be used to fulfill major course requirements unless stated in a major or minor. Substitution courses are not allowed.